Sometimes I wonder if I’m the only one that buys a lot of things for myself during the Christmas season. During the course of the year, when people try to buy me gifts I usually ask them for a gift card. I hold on to them until the next Christmas Holiday shopping season, then I use them to buy things for myself! Naturally I do Christmas shopping to buy gifts for other people too, but it just seems smart to take advantage of the best sale prices when they are out there!
I guess that I’m not the only one that does that, however, because I saw on Facebook last night that Brenda was bragging that she has finished her ukulele classes and is planning to check out the good deals on martin c1k ukuleles at musicians friend and buy herself a new ukulele! I hope she posts a YouTube video of herself playing a song so I can see her play! We live too far from each other for me to be able to visit with her in person.
There are some really funny kids movies out. I love the way there are different levels of humor in the movies, so that children find funny things but there are also funny moments for adult level humor. One of my favorite kids movies is called, Up. This movie is funny in so many different ways. I have watched it several times and every time I see it again I notice little things that I hadn’t noticed before.
I find it amazing how today’s music can be made with machines with funny names like kaossilator and not have to play any traditional instruments like a guitar, drum, or keyboard at all. I have mixed emotions about the use of machines like that. I find the technology amazing and fascinating, but I also feel sad for all of the people in the world who are taking band in school that will never actually end up using their instruments once they get out of school.
Shopping for evening gowns is one of my favorite things to do of all time. Today I was invited to a charity ball. This means that I get to go dress shopping. I usually like to go window shopping online before I head out to the stores so I can get an idea of what is available and where. Tonight I hopped online and within minutes of searching I found some gorgeous Alex evening separates.
I usually go with a sleeveless gown, and in case I get cold I bring a coordinating shawl. Well, I don’t think I have to do that with the look I’m picking out this time. It’s an Alex evenings bolero jacket dress, and it’s absolutely spectacular. I love how the dress is fitted at the top and flows away from the body below that. It isn’t a huge puffy dress either which is a big plus. The sparkle on top is just enough. I’m not really a big fan of entire dresses that are sparkle from head to toe; I think they are a bit much.
I just need to find the perfect shoes to go with the dress and I’ll be set. My closet probably has something that would work, but a girl can never have too many shoes. I especially can’t turn down the chance to use my Alden shoes discount to get myself a new pair of heels.
Today after I got home from work we had family night. I mean we usually spend time doing things together every night but tonight was special. I got out some of Lady Bug’s favorite games, popped some popcorn, and made some yummy hot chocolate.
We played three board games for youngsters and then watched Tangled. Lady Bug loved to sing along with the movie. She ran to the kitchen and pulled out a silicone spatula to use as a microphone. It was absolutely adorable.
I hope we can do this more often. Both of us enjoyed ourselves and had a terrific time.